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Is it time to jump on a Barrett .50 semi-auto?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by IronMonster, Dec 18, 2015.

  1. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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  2. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Yes, and with Christmas coming up Ill be eternally grateful. Thank you in advance for getting it for me :D

    But seriously $7000 for a Barrett is a screaming deal, the cheepest package I saw was $8999+ that quite a bit of money one would save.
     
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  3. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Well, if I had the money, and I don't, it certainly would be a fun purchase! I mean you're saving $2,100 off the regular price, hard to pass on a deal.

    Or just go with the bolt action in .338 Lapua - looks like they have that for only $2,999
     
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  4. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Didn't Ironmonster have you for the NWFA 'Secret Santa'? ;)
     
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  5. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Yes.
     
  6. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Im quite sure he did.. Unfortunately I got Stomper as mine.. All I got him was Hillarys newest book & a gift card to whole foods.

    Glad this isnt a white elephant christmas.. Otherwise my Barrett may be up for grabs. ;)
     
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  7. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    Not an option for me but even if it was, I've shot one a couple times and they lose their novelty pretty quick.

    Also you would probably have to drive to Yakima to stretch it out but if you have the money and want it, go for it.
     
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  8. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    What sort of optic would you need to do that thing justice? :eek:
     
  9. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    My most expensive gun might be worth $700 so giving advice on a 7k rifle is beyond my experience.

    Anything in 50 BMG is good to go IMO if you can afford to feed it; $2-3 a trigger pull is out of my price range.
     
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    bolus Portland Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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  11. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    PSA had American Eagle ammo for 1.79 a shot! Dooo it! I'm tempted, bank account is a bit light for a 7K gun ATM.
     
  12. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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  13. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    you only go around once dude, if you have it I say do it
     
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  14. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    I enjoy my Barrett m99 very much. I've owned it 10 years or so and the novelty never wears off.
    There's always someone new to let fire the gun.
    And it's so different than any other rifle. Even seasoned riflemen comment. They have never felt power like that before.

    You don't have to shoot it at 1000 yards.
    It's fun just to set up and smash bucket size boulders at 100 yds. :D

    And it's my Favorite truck gun.
    Mainly because it's the only gun I can hunt trucks with.;)
     
  15. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    That was a terrible joke, but I laughed :s0112:
     
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